CTE

Career & Technical Education

Commissioner’s Regulations 100.5 (d) (6)  

  1. Career and technical education program option.
    1. Definitions. For purposes of this paragraph:
      1. An integrated career and technical education course shall mean a course that combines career and technical education and academic commencement level learning standards and may be jointly developed and taught by an academic subject teacher and/or a career and technical education teacher. Successful completion of one unit of study in an integrated career and technical education course may be awarded only one unit of credit but may be used to meet the distribution requirements in more than one subject. For students who have not successfully completed the Regents examination(s) in the academic subject areas, the course(s) must be taught by a teacher certified in that subject.
      2. A technical assessment is an industry-developed assessment consisting of written examination(s), student project(s) and student demonstration(s) of technical skills to measure proficiency in a specific technical field through the application of national standards in such technical field. If no assessment exists in a particular technical field, a school district and/or board of cooperative educational services may form a consortium to solicit local, regional or national businesses or related professional organizations to create an assessment.
    2. Students who first enter grade nine in the 2001-2002 school year or thereafter may meet the commencement level New York State learning standards and earn either a Regents diploma or a Regents diploma with advanced designation, or such diploma with a technical endorsement, by completing an approved career and technical education program pursuant to the requirements of this subparagraph.
      1. In order to be eligible to receive a Regents diploma or Regents diploma with advanced designation, students shall successfully complete:
        1. five assessments as described in paragraph (a)(5) of this section; and
        2. 22 units of credit pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of this section, provided that two units each of required credit in English, science, and mathematics, and the combined unit of economics and government and up to one additional credit in social studies, may be fulfilled through:
          1. specialized courses as defined in subparagraph (b)(7)(iv) of this section;
          2. integrated career and technical education courses; or
          3. a combination of specialized and integrated career and technical education courses.
      2. In order to be eligible to receive such diploma with a technical endorsement, students participating in an approved program shall successfully complete:
        1. the requirements set forth in clause (a) of this subparagraph; and
        2. a technical assessment.
    3. Beginning with the 2001-2002 school year and thereafter, students who first entered grade nine in the 2000-2001 school year or before and who have not yet received a Regents diploma, Regents diploma with advanced designation, or local diploma may earn such diploma, or such diploma with a technical endorsement, pursuant to the requirements of this subparagraph.
      1. In order to be eligible to receive a Regents diploma, Regents diploma with advanced designation or local diploma, students participating in an approved career and technical education program shall successfully complete the required units of credit pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) or (2) of this section, as applicable, provided that two units each of required credit in English, science, and mathematics, and the combined unit of economics and government and up to one additional credit in social studies, may be fulfilled through:
        1. specialized courses as defined in subparagraph (b)(7)(iv) of this section;
        2. integrated career and technical education courses; or
        3. a combination of specialized and integrated career and technical education courses
      2. In order to be eligible to receive such diploma with a technical endorsement, students participating in an approved program must successfully complete:
        1. the requirements set forth in clause (a) of this subparagraph; and
        2. a technical assessment.
    4. Approval of career and technical education programs.
      1. Each board of education or board of cooperative educational services shall approve its career and technical education program and submit a program application to the commissioner for approval, that shall include:
        1. a list of specialized courses as defined in subparagraph (b)(7)(iv) of this section, integrated career and technical education courses or combination of such specialized and integrated courses and a certification providing assurance that such courses will be available to students upon approval of the application by the department;
        2. a certification that the board of education or board of cooperative educational services has conducted a self-study involving faculty and staff to ensure that the following elements of a career and technical education program will be available to implement an approved program:
          1. a technical and academic curriculum that achieves the commencement level of the appropriate New York State learning standards for all courses in the career and technical education program, including integrated and/or specialized English, mathematics, science, economics and government, and faculty with State certification in appropriate academic and/or technical subjects;
          2. identification of the technical assessment to be used for each career and technical education program area;
          3. identification of any postsecondary articulation agreements;
          4. identification of work-based learning experiences for students;
          5. a work skills employability profile to document student attainment of technical knowledge, work-related skills, endorsements and licenses; and
          6. an assurance that data on student progress and performance will be made available to evaluate success on Regents examinations or approved alternatives, technical assessments, and placement in employment, the military or postsecondary education programs;
        3. a certification that the board of education or board of cooperative educational services has formed a committee that shall include local, State and/or regional experts composed of, but not limited to, educators, labor, business and industry, and other community representatives, and members of component boards of education of the applicant board of cooperative educational services, to review the self-study and the career and technical education program, identify any gaps in meeting the State criteria and local needs and recommend strategies to address these gaps.
      2. A career and technical education program that meets the requirements of this paragraph may be approved by the commissioner for a period of five years, provided that a board of education and/or board of cooperative educational services may reapply thereafter, in a format and by a date prescribed by the commissioner, for program approval for additional five-year periods.

Last Updated: April 27, 2020